Tancred Island

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Tancred Island, located in close proximity to Shute Harbour on the mainland, offers a secluded camping experience for those seeking a tranquil getaway. Situated just 1 kilometer east of Shute Harbour, this private campsite is nestled behind Repair Island, providing a shield from the bustling harbor area.

Facilities & Amenities

  • Suitable For Tents


  • Anchoring allowed

Additional rules

1) Open fires: prohibited.
2) Generators: not permitted.

Things to know

Tancred Island camping area can be accessed by boat, canoe, or kayak. Visitors need to exercise caution when navigating the fringing reefs during mid to low tides. Tancred Island camping area does not have separately defined camping sites. It is an open area that can accommodate a maximum of 6 people, making it an intimate and exclusive camping experience. This camping area is designed for walk-in camping, ensuring that visitors can fully immerse themselves in the natural surroundings without the intrusion of vehicles. The ground surface at Tancred Island camping area consists of rubble. Campers should come prepared with appropriate gear to ensure a comfortable stay. Tancred Island camping area does not offer any facilities, which means visitors need to be self-sufficient during their stay. This includes bringing their own drinking water and rubbish bags. Open fires are strictly prohibited on Tancred Island, so campers should plan alternative cooking methods such as portable stoves. The use of generators is not permitted on the island, allowing for a more peaceful and eco-friendly camping experience. Campers are advised to bring their own drinking water, rubbish bags, and insect repellent to ensure a comfortable and responsible stay on the island. Proper preparation is key to a successful camping trip. Mobile phone coverage on Tancred Island is poor, so visitors should be prepared for limited or no connectivity during their stay, enhancing the sense of isolation and escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.



While camping on Tancred Island, visitors can engage in various outdoor activities, including snorkeling and diving, canoeing and kayaking, boating, swimming, and fishing. These activities allow campers to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty and aquatic wonders of the area.


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